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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Global Internet Trends report - 2012

Renowned VC Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins shared her much anticipated global internet trends report showcasing the rapid growth of the mobile internet.  The entire report can be viewed on Slideshare.

Some of the interesting highlights of the report were:


  • There are 2.4 billion users of the internet, with 8% YoY growth, mostly coming from emerging markets. In India, the internet usage base was 137 million with 26% YoY growth.
  • In India, mobile internet traffic surpassed desktop traffic in May 2012 accounting for 60% of internet traffic.
  • There are 1.1 billion smartphone subscribers worldwide. With 270 million subscribers, China has overtaken USA as the worlds biggest smartphone market ; with 44 million subscribers, India features in the top 5 markets.
  • Monetisation of the mobile market stands at USD 19 billion globally, with apps contributing 67% and mobile ads contributing 33%.
Source : CNet News